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Latz's By The Bay
Latz's By The Bay

Latz's By The Bay Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.latzsbythebay.com
  • Phone: (609) 788-8838
  • Hours of Operation: Creperie&Breakfast: Saturday-Sunday: 11:00am - 2:00pm;

    Lunch: Wednesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;

    Dinner: Sunday:4:30pm-8:30pm,

    Wednesday - Friday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm,

    Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Contemporary American, Seafood
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Private Party Facilities: Private parties up to fifty can be accommodated. Either a la carte or buffet menus can be created to suit any type of event.
  • Private Party Contact: Andrew Latz (609) 788-8838

Getting there

  • Cross Street: New Jersey Avenue
  • Public Transit: Bus stops one block west at New Jersey Avenue and Shore Road
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Parking is available on a private lot immediately adjacent to the restaurant with an entrance directly on Bay Avenue.
A word from Latz's By The Bay
Four generations ago the Latz family arrived at the South Jersey beach colony. Since then they have passionately operated restaurants and created a culinary environment which has delighted millions of visitors to the Jersey shore. Latz"s is based on an organic and sustainable philosophy. It is American cuisine at its best using freshly caught seafood, grass fed meat and the finest of locally grown produce. The vintage 19th century cottage offers diners water views as well as a charming garden complete with a babbling water fountain. No trip to Latz's would be complete without a tasting of one of their freshly baked desserts. Latz's is a BYOB with a menu selection that will compliment any wine or spirit that one may bring. No trip to the shore is complete with a visit to Latz's in Somers Point.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerBest Service
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerNeighborhood Gem
Diner Reviews
  • "highly recommend the huge coconut shrimp and the Scottish dessert made by waiter Craig who is also fantastic."
    Dined on 7/30/2014
  • "Hi, we have been coming to Latz's since they first opened. They try very hard and it's paying off. This season offers new and expanded menu. We shared two appetizers - our favorite was delicious crab salad special in a Lamaze type sauce with a kick, and yummy calamari with thai sauce. Soft shell crabs and seared tuna very good... although - we asked waiter if soft shells were sauteed or fried - he said the former - turns out they were fried. The Bouillabaisse was fantastic and was loaded with shellfish - It wasn't so much a stew since it had a lot of rice in it that absorbed liquid. Seared tuna was supposed to have wasabi and sesame seeds - they forgot the latter - It was busy on Sat night - we sat upstairs - was lovely and quiet."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "We really enjoyed dining in the upstairs dining room. It was so much quieter! The food was delis hand the service was great. Even Andrew keeps slim by checking upstairs and down through the evening which is such a nice touch. We are returning next week and looking forward to another lovely experience."
    Dined on 7/26/2014
  • "Food and service is excellent. Ambience is warm and cozy. Nothing pretentious about this place. We brought a bottle of champagne and they had the right glass to pour it into. Most places without a liquor license give you wine glasses for champagne. We highly recommend Latz's for casual dining or special occasions."
    Dined on 7/24/2014
  • " Great time as always. Wonderful food!Husband and I always have dinner at Latz's when ever we are in town! Which is often."
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "We had a great lunch. The menu was varied and everyone in our group was very satisfied with their choice. The service was excellent and we were not rushed. We will go again!"
    Dined on 7/23/2014
  • "Food wonderful although little pricey, but the noise level was horrible."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "Service great. Waitress exceptional. My sandwich was disappointing. Others in group emjoyed the food. Desert was great."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "Restaurant was exceptionally clean and looks new not an easy place to find. House salad with great house dressing, Filet Mignon was ordinary the crab cakes disappointing."
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Latz's has the best brunch around and it's just as reasonable as places that are not even close too as good. Their quiche and omelets are my favorites, but don't miss the fresh scones, either. You can bring a bottle of sparkling wine and have truly memorable brunch! Dinner here is great too, food is terrific and it's a BYOB!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "When we arrived our table inside wasn't ready, so we wondered into the outside area and we were pleasantly surprised to see they had outside dining and since it was such lovely night we asked if we could eat outside, they were able to seat and we had a wonderful meal in a lovely garden setting..."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We had 830 reservations did not leave until 1115 .The food took forever! All courses were spaced too far apart and their excuse was They Were Busy! No one came over to give us any information except when asked where was food Therfore would not recommend it."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "We were at Latz's on a Saturday night. The kitchen could not accommodate the number of people who were dining. We waited almost 2 hours for our entrees to come, and only 3 (out of 4) came. We had to notify the owner after 10 minutes that there was a meal missing. When the food finally came, it was just fair ( I ordered the Ahi Tuna dinner). On the positive side, the upstairs where we sat was a lot less noisy than the downstairs dining room, which was VERY noisy. Perhaps during the week when there are not too many diners would be a better time to come to Latz's by the Bay."
    Dined on 7/12/2014
  • "The food was very very good. The service was fine . The noise level was too loud. The sound bounces all over the place. The place is nicely decorated . Will go back when there is not a lot of people ."
    Dined on 7/10/2014
  • "This is a change from hustle and bustle. A wonderful imaginative lunch menu with terrific deserts, excellent salads and sandwiches. The owner and server couldn't have been more pleasant. Adjacent off street arking."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Very flavorful food in a very pretty atmosphere with good ambiance and great, very friendly, personal service."
    Dined on 7/8/2014
  • "All six of us enjoyed the ENTIRE MEAL, from appetizers to desserts and everything in between. Not only would we recommend LATZ's but we DID."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Great fresh seafood, steaks and the best house made desserts in the area. reservations needed, book way ahead of time for a Saturday note. Latz family, Dad, Mom and young son are lovely."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Ambience is great, Friendly and hospitable owners present to make sure you are satisfied. Wait staff friendly. Food usually very good-crab cakes excellent-desserts made on premises excellent."
    Dined on 7/6/2014
  • "Our 4th of July dinner at Latz's was an all-around success. We dine at Latz's on a regular basis and we've yet to be disappointed. Despite the holiday frenzy, we never felt rushed. The food was excellent, and our server, Shy (who was anything but...) made our visit a special event. Latz's will remain one of our favorites!"
    Dined on 7/4/2014
  • "Always good food and good service! Thanks Daryl & Julia"
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "The owner Andrew his staff were so friendly and delightful. We felt we were dinning with friends. Food was great,served in a timely fashion and presented beautifully."
    Dined on 7/2/2014
  • "pleasant waitstaff. Food was very good. Noisy downstairs; if possible, outside garden is a good alternative."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Had a great dinner and we always enjoy this place."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "The air conditioning on the second level of the restaurant was cranked up way to high. Dressed in summer clothing, we were actually shivering during our meal. I noticed other diners had come prepared with sweaters and jackets. Several items we ordered were not served hot (including seafood chowder and my entrée of stuffed cod.) Coffee was also not hot at the end of the meal. Service was so-so and not up to my expectations."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "My husband and I are in our mid-forties and were the youngest people in the restaurant. The food was very good and we had no problems with the service, but it felt like the sort of place our grandparents would go to. Mostly grey hair, no children at all. A bit too stuffy for our taste!"
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "We were very excited to return this summer because last year we loved the food. However, it wasn't quite like last year. The food was very average. To start the bread was like a supermarket sandwich roll. There are so many excellent breads available. Bread sets the tone for the dinner...not good!! My husband ordered the pork chop which was very tough and we ordered it the way the chef recommended. I ordered the lobster special which wasn't very special. Sorry, we won't be back. There are too many good restaurants to pick from."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Food & service was very good nice place for lunch very enjoyable"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "A must try. The food is great and the place is extremely clean. Desserts are woth the price......now if they would just bring back the bread pudding."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "Let's has the best brunch around! The food is first rate; we especially like the quiche and homemade scones...can't find better anywhere. And the service and staff are great, it's like dining with your best friends. We love Latz's!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Wonderful food, courteous and friendly service, always dependable, and very good value for money."
    Dined on 6/11/2014
  • "Food was good, but not exceptional for the price. The price was actually more than what was on the Open Table menu for the site. The restaurant is rather small and the tables are very close"
    Dined on 6/8/2014
  • "Latz's is a local BYOB with great food and service! Some Byobs don't have their staff trained in serving wine and making sure you have what you need for whatever libation you might bring. Latz's is very good at this. The food is soooo good and make sure you get dessert. We had specials at our last visit and they were superb. Craig our waiter is Scottish and since my sister is in love with visiting Scotland, Craig gave us a lesson in Gaelic. He made a good visit outstanding. A reservation is suggested as the tables tend to be filled. If you are in the area, VISIT LATZ'S!"
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Wonderful place, great food and ambience. We prefer the bread that they served in the recent pass, don't care for the french bread. Also think that the astray's have gotten pricey."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "everything about the meal was excellent. started with a warm greeting by the owner, a very pleasant server, and excellent food. the setting was also very nice and parking which can be a problem was readily available. also a byob which is always a good thing. my favorite dish at any restaurant is ahi tuna. it was excellent and prepared exactly as ordered."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I would highly recommend the filet...tender and cooked just right! Love that this place is a BYOB"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "We usually love Latzes. But Saturday night our special of strip steak and coconut shrimp was not up to par for the restaurant. I do not really know what kind of steak - beef it was. It had no flavor and did not appear to be strip steak. They only gave us 2 shrimp also. It was rather pricey and I feel it was not worth what we paid for it. The service was wonderful as usual. "
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Very Pricy…..food good but service was very poor. fine dining food but the service is that of a diner. has declined from last year"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Andrew and his crew always make dinner @ Latz's a special occasion . The food and service is always outstanding . "
    Dined on 5/25/2014
  • "We were looking for a quiet spot for a Saturday night dinner on a holiday weekend at the beach. Good luck, right? Someone recommended Latz's to us and we decided to try it. We were glad we did. Everything was great. The owners, Andrew and his wife, were so gracious and welcoming. The servers were very friendly and did a great job. The food was delicious. While it's a bit pricey, I felt that the portions were very generous and entrees included a house salad. It's also a BYOB, which keeps the cost down. And we never felt rushed--the timing of our meal was perfect. I'd love to go back and try some of their other specials--I really enjoyed dining there."
    Dined on 5/24/2014